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Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals: Point Spread (playoff)

 This week football fans and bookies alike are inching closer to the most bet on sporting event, the Super Bowl, but prior to the Big Bet, people will have the chance to place some serious wagers on the playoffs, starting with the first wild-card game, the Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals; here you can check out the latest point spread and betting odds on this playoff football game. When we match these two NFL teams in the playoffs, the Arizona Cardinals are hardly a surprise, considering the easy road they had this year in winning the NFL West division with a 9-7 record. But the Atlanta Falcons are the talk of this year's playoffs, managing an astonishing comeback after a series of bad luck, including a first-year coach, Mike Smith, and rookie quarterback, Matt Ryan, both leading the team to unimaginable playoff spot.

 And not only is the Falcons rise to playoff berth remarkable, the online sportsbook Bookmaker has Atlanta as the favorite team to win the game against the Cardinals on Saturday, the odds on the Atlanta Falcons currently at -130. Meanwhile the bookie has listed the Cardinals as +110 underdog and considering the betting schedule posted by Bookmaker, there is little chance these odds will change in Arizona's favor by the time the wild-card game begins. At Bookmaker, the Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals point spread is currently at -2 points chalk the Falcons with the total expected by the odds makers set at 51 points. Keep in mind that Atlanta is 4-2 against the spread in its last 6 games on the road, while Arizona is 6-3 against the spread in its last 9 games at home. And although the total has gone OVER in 5 of Falcons last 7 games when playing the Cardinals, Atlanta is 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona.

 As far as injuries go before the Falcons vs. Cardinals wild-card playoff game, in Atlanta defensive ends John Abraham and Jamaal Anderson, along with defensive tackle Grady Jackson, missed Wednesday practice. Falcons' wide receiver Harry Douglas, linebacker Curtis Lofton and running back Ovie Mughelli had a limited one yesterday. At Arizona only defensive end Travis LaBoy missed Wednesday practice, but wide receiver Anquan Boldin, tight end Leonard Pope, linebacker Pago Togafau and defensive tackle Gabe Watson had a limited one, although they all are expected to make the roster for the wild-card playoff game Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals.

 Published on 01/01/2009

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